The Parish ChestThis is the churchwarden's chest made for Towcester in 1705 and is in a bad state of repair. The Parish Chest has painted on it the names of the "overfeers of ye poor". In 1705 three persons with individually numbered keys had to be present to open it. Among the documents it contained must have been those of the charities.The chest is inscribed:
"Will Henchman, Tho Oldam, Jno. Calvart, Tho. Plowman, Overseers of ye Poore when this chest was made for the use of the Town Officers, Anno Dom 1705".
The chest rests on four ball feet and inside are seven drawers with painted titles inscribed:
"Churchwardens", "Overseers of the Poore", "Constables", "Supervisors", "Certificates", Indentures", and one unlabelled drawer.